Abstract: Canon EOS 7n and 7ne Specifications

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Canon EOS Elan 7/7e Specifications


Type and Major Components

35mm vertical-travel focal plane shutter SLR (Single-Lens-Reflex) camera with multi-point autofocus (Eye Controlled Focus™ in ELAN 7ne), auto exposure with built-in flash.
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF Lenses (except EF-S lens)
Lens Mount
Canon EF Mount (EF electronic signal transfer system)
External Flash
Speedlite 420EX is recommended for this camera. It uses E-TTL II flash exposure system as well as High-speed Sync to 1/4000 sec. & FE Lock. The camera is compatible with all EX/ EZ/ EG and E-series Canon Speedlites designed for EOS system cameras.
LCD Panel
EL backlighting; Data Display



Fixed eye-level pentaprism
Picture Coverage
90% vertical and 92% horizontal coverage of actual picture area
0.70x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity
Dioptric Adjustment
Standard diopter of -1, user-adjustable from -2.5 to +0.5. (Eye relief: 19.5mm)
Quick-return half mirror (60% reflection/40% transmission).
Viewfinder Information
Inside Image Area: Focusing points with superimposed display.
Below Image Area (from left to right): Eye Controlled Focus indicator (ELAN 7ne only); AE Lock/FE Lock symbol; flash ready signal; High-speed Sync in use signal; flash exposure compensation indicator; shutter speed and aperture indicating LEDs (blinks at 2hz when setting is unsuitable), also present DEP 1/DEP 2 information, calibration (Cal 1 to 5, END -1 to -3); exposure compensation scale/manual metering scale, Red-Eye Reduction lamp on/reduction progress indicator; in-focus indicator (blinks at 2hz when focus cannot be achieved).
Eyepiece Shutter



TTL-CT-SIR (Through-the-Lens Cross-Type Secondary Image Registration) with CMOS sensor.
Focusing Point Selection
Selected automatically by camera or manually by user. Focusing point selection via Eye Controlled Focus available in ELAN 7ne only.
Focus Modes
(1) One-Shot AF; (2) Predictive AF with AI Servo AF; (3) AI Focus AF; (4) Manual.
Focus Operation
(1) AF activated by pressing the shutter button halfway; (2) Pressing AE Lock button, (with CFn 4-1 active).
AF Focus Indictor
Icon in viewfinder (LCD), superimposed (SI) focusing point display, and beeper.
AF Working Range
EV 1~18 (at ISO 100 with the standard chart).
AF Assist Method
Intermittent bursts fired by built-in flash (no patterned beam), or by AF Assist beam in Canon Speedlites.


Exposure Control

Metering Modes
TTL max. aperture with a 35-zone silicon photocell. Three metering modes available: (1) Evaluative, (2) 10% partial metering linkable to the focus point by Custom Function control, (3) Center-weighted average metering.
Metering Range
EV 1~20 (ISO 100).
Exposure Modes
(1) Intelligent Program AE with variable shift; (2) Shutter speed Priority AE; (3) Aperture-Priority AE; (4) Depth-of-Field AE (DEP); (5) Full Auto; (6) Programmed Image Control: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports and Night Scene; (7) Manual; (8) E-TTL II Program Flash; (9) A-TTL Program Flash; (10) TTL Program Flash.
Multiple Exposure
Up to nine exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion.
Exposure Compensation
(1) Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) to +/- 2 stops in 1/2-stop increments, repeatable. May be used in Intelligent Program, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Depth-of-Field, and Manual modes only. (2) User-set exposure compensation up to +/- 2 stops, in 1/2-stop increments, with Quick Control Dial. (3) Flash Exposure.
Flash Metering
35-zone E-TTL II autoflash system incorporating lens focusing distance with compatible EF Lenses, linked to AF point (with optional EX-series Speedlites). 3-zone TTL Flash metering linked to focus point (with built-in flash, and all other EX-series Speedlites).



Vertical-travel, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled. First and second curtains both have dedicated electromagnetic release control.
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 to 30 sec. (in 1/2-stop increments), plus bulb.
Maximum X-Sync Speed
1/125 sec.
Self Timer
When selected, ten-second delay and flashing red LED on camera front.
Remote Control
Built-in sensor for use with optional wireless Remote Controller RC-1. Remote control terminal for optional 2-ft. RS-60E3 Remote Control Cord.



Built-in, retractable TTL automatic flash; pop-up automatically when needed in low light/backlight situations except when in Landscape, Sports or Creative Zone modes; manual activation (pull up by hand) in P, Av, Tv, M modes.
Flash AE Controls
TTL automatic flash control by metering light reflected off film plane. In Programmed AE modes, flash aperture is set according to TTL program. In Aperture-Priority AE and Manual modes, user sets flash AE aperture. In Shutter-Priority AE, aperture is set to match shutter speed selected (1/125 sec. or slower).
Guide Number
43 (ISO 100, ft.)
Flash Coverage Angle
Covers 28mm lenses.
Flash Duration
1.0 ms or less.
Recycling Time
Approximately two seconds.
Color Temperature
Equivalent to daylight.
Shooting Distance Range
3-17 ft. (1-5.2m)(ISO 100 negative film, at f/3.5)


Film Transport

Film Loading
Automatic take-up with a sprocketless system. Film is automatically advanced to the first frame when the camera back is closed.
Film Speed Setting
ISO 25-5000 automatically set in 1/3-stop increments according to DX code. Can also be set manually from ISO 6-6400 in 1/3-stop increments. High-speed infrared film cannot be used.
Film Transport
Choice of single frame or continuous shooting at approximately 4 fps (3.5 fps in AI Servo AF), with additive frame counter.
Film Rewind
Film is automatically rewound at the end of the roll or after 36 exposures, with a mid-roll film rewind option. Choice of high-speed (five seconds with 24 exposure roll) or silent rewind (13 seconds with 24 exposure roll) modes.



Custom Functions
Thirteen available.


Power Source

Two CR123A lithium batteries (6V) loaded through the camera grip bottom.
Optional Battery Pack BP-300: Compatible with four AA batteries or two CR123A lithium batteries.
Battery Check
Automatic battery check when the Command Dial is released from OFF.
Shooting Capacity
Temperature No Flash Used 50% With Flash 100% Flash Use
Normal Temperature
115 / (125) 33 / (38) 17 / (19)
Low Temperature
65 / (70) 19 / (20) 9 / (10)

*Eye Control OFF shown in parenthesis



Size (W x H x D)
ELAN 7n/7ne: 5.78 x 4.06 x 2.72 in./ 146.7 x 103 x 69mm
ELAN 7n/7ne: 20.5 oz./580g. (Add 1.12 oz./32g for two CR123A batteries)

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